LongShot Double IPA - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by AustinBeerLvr:
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a traditional Boston Lager pilsner glass.
A: Deep light reddish amber color with a great amount of head. A bit lighter looking body than a West Coast IPA.
S: Perhaps one of the most complex brews in terms of its nose I have ever sampled, obviously due to the seven different variety of hops used. Basically, a huge range of tropical fruit flavors ranging from melon to grapefruit to a bitter grasiness that meld with a good dose of alcoholic esters and some slightly sweet malt.
T&M: Very thick and chewy hit of caramel up front that quickly gives way to a very complex blend of hop flavors that are similar to what was sensed in the nose. Although there is ample sweetness, especially for the style to balance out the hops, the malty sweetness seems to clash a bit with the hops at first.
Melon and grapefruit flavors seem to be more dominant, and ride through with some tropical fruity flavors from the hops and estery flavors. Finishes with a tingling of melon and dry alcohol, along with a slight sweetness from the malt.
D&Notes: Surprisingly, this is actually my least favorite of the contest winners. In terms of style, it's similar to what I expected, in that it's basically your typical double IPA, with a slight Sam Adams twist on it. This is one of those brews where it's not necessarily a bad one, but just not to my personal liking as much as other beers of the style. At 9% ABV, this is obviously a sipper, and best consumed at cellar temperature.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2009 02:16:55 | More by AustinBeerLvr
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